Location: 300 block of Sierra Drive, Exeter

Incident Date: 12-18-15

Incident Time: 1835

Case Number: 15-15540

Posted by: Media Relations

On Wednesday, 12/23/15 at 1246 hours, Fresno PD Officers responded to a vehicle parked outside a restaurant at the Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno after this vehicle was identified as being driven by a felony suspect who had assaulted a deputy and a sergeant from TCSO on 12/18/15. The suspect was taken into custody by FPD without incident.

During the initial assault on 12/18/15, TCSO personnel were dispatched to a residence outside of Exeter due to the subject having an active warrant and apparently not being cooperative with previous deputies attempting to serve this warrant.  During this contact, the suspect was able to flee into his pickup truck and he began ramming two TCSO vehicles, which the deputy and sergeant were attempting to use as cover.  The suspect was able to flee in his vehicle which created a pursuit which was terminated due to dangerous conditions and positive identification as the driver.  


Suspect:  Duane Griswold  Age:50

Arrested and booked into Adult Pre-Trial Facility.


This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective G. Burns at 733.6218